Community Service

The Community Service Program at St. Andrew's lies at the center of the School's commitment to encourage our students to reach out and care for others. St. Andrew's identifies numerous opportunities for students to serve on the local, regional, and global levels. Students can participate in programs individually, as a part of teams or organizations on campus (such as the Student Vestry, musical groups or clubs), as dormitory groups, as a form or sometimes with the entire School.

Over 70% of our students are involved in community service projects each year. These projects are directed by a student committee and supervised by a group of faculty, though many students and faculty also become informally involved. Here are some of the programs to which St. Andrew's students and faculty volunteer their time:

  • Adaptive Aquatics:

    Students help physically challenged children from the local area swim in our pool.
  • Andrew's Place Soup Kitchen:

    Students deliver and serve dinner to residents of a men's homeless shelter in Wilmington.
  • Epiphany House:

  • Students deliver and serve dinner to residents of a women's shelter in Wilmington.
  • Recycling:

    Students sort, collect and deliver recyclables in our campus recycling program.
  • St. Mark's College:

    Students organize and direct annual fundraising projects to help support our sister school in Jane Furse, South Africa.
  • Silver Lake Elementary, M.O.T. Charter, Brick Mill and St. Anne's Tutors:

    Students volunteer an hour a week as teacher assistants in local elementary schools.
  • Sunday School:

    VI Formers design and teach a Sunday School curriculum for faculty children on Sunday mornings during the academic year. They also organize events such as the Christmas pageant and Easter egg hunt each year. 
  • Service Learning Trips:

    During long breaks and summer vacations, the School organizes trips to parts of the U.S. and abroad for service learning opportunities. Recent trips have included New Orleans, South Africa, Haiti and Nicaragua. The School also has a unique relationship with Al Campo International led by Tim Gibb '90 who leads service-oriented trips for students and their families throughout the year to Central America.